Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Carter Burwell|
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
The soundtrack to The Rookie, a true story about a late-blooming major league pitcher, is as American as apple pie, the Stars and Stripes, and, naturally, baseball. Composed of down-home country-fried and blues-bred rock, ... more »
The soundtrack to The Rookie, a true story about a late-blooming major league pitcher, is as American as apple pie, the Stars and Stripes, and, naturally, baseball. Composed of down-home country-fried and blues-bred rock, the album evocatively simulates the feeling of America's storied frontier heritage. Seasoned performers like Steve Earle (the uplifting rustic rock track "Some Dreams"), John Fogerty (the swampy blues number "Blue Moon Nights"), and Willie Nelson (the vintage front-porch country of "Nothing I Can Do About It Now") conjure up the simpler times of dusty farms and sparsely settled plains. Contemporary crooners capture this mood just as skillfully--Ryan Adams's fragile "In My Time of Need" and "Tumbling Down," Allison Moorer's piano-sprinkled soul ballad, are both fit for the desolate open road. Never flashy or overwhelming, the album mixes these slower and upbeat tracks seamlessly, ensuring that its energy never drags. Moreover, the quality of the musicians and songs included is rock solid through and through, guaranteeing that The Rookie is one soundtrack that definitely hits a home run. --Annie Zaleski
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Sheldon Sturges | Needtoknowbasis, US, eh | 09/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are a lot of good tunes used in the uplifting soundtrack for "The Rookie", and a few are not on this soundtrack, notably House of Pain's "Jump Around"(played after the team wins the championship),and the Elvis gospel song "Run On".The remaining stuff is all terrific, especially John Hiatt's great "Slow Turning", and John Fogerty's wistful "Blue Moon Night".A nifty baseball movie, and a nifty soundtrack."
David Dooley | Arlington, TN USA | 06/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Elvis Song in the movie "The Rookie" is called "Run On" It's a gospel song Elvis did in the 60's. I wish it was on this Soundtrack. EP Enterprises may have not granted permission to put it on the soundtrack. Who knows? It's a great upbeat Gospel song. Elvis Gospel songs are excellent. I recommend - "Elvis Presley - Amazing Grace" The Double CD collection - if you are looking for that Song"
I'd buy it for any of five songs alone...
geneseograd | 04/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"not to mention Burwell's beautiful Celtic-tinged background music. The five songs, in order: "There is a Light" by Duane Jarvis; "Some Dreams" by Steve Earle, "Stuff That Works" by Guy Clark; "Shining" by Eileen Rose and "Baby I Ain't Gotta Do That No More" by Paul Burch. All great songs, all stand on their own. Throw in John Hiatt, Willie Nelson, John Fogerty and the peripatetic Ryan Adams, and you've got a CD that will stand up to repeated listens. I don't know who put the thing together, with all these stellar Nashville artists, but it is much appreciated. See the movie; the Burwell cuts are much shorter, and it's all worth hearing on a theatre sound system."